August 17, 2017 6:14 am Last modified: 6:11 am

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Attendees network at the St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association’s Puerto Rico travel agent reception. (Photo by Benito Pinto from La Regata newspaper in Puerto Rico)

St. Croix Hosts Puerto Rico Travel Agents

The St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association partnered with Cape Air to host a travel agent reception for Puerto Rico travel agents and press recently in Condado, Puerto Rico, attracting more than a dozen from tourism and media sectors
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WAPA Closes on First Phase of $85M Financing Package

WAPA last week closed on the first phase of an $85 million issue that officials have said would help the power system invest in new infrastructure.
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A bleached coral next to a healthy one in Hurricane Hole. (Photo by Caroline Rogers)

Research Team Studies St. John Coral for Secrets of Success

Coral is in crisis around the world, but there is one spot in the Virgin Islands where they continue to thrive. It’s the four mangrove-fringed bays that make up Hurricane Hole on the East End of St. John.
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Storm damage to roads on Tortola, BVI, after Aug. 7 flooding (BVI government photo)

BVI Cleaning Up After 17-Plus Inches of Rain

Over the last few days, the British Virgin Islands have been cleaning up after torrential rains deposited 17 inches of water on the British territory, unleashing flash floods and leaving mud and debris in its wake.
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Lyana Jordan and Jeremiah Serieux

Police Confirm Deaths of Mother and Two Sons Was Homicide

Police have now officially confirmed that the recent St. Croix deaths of Lyana Serieux and her young sons, 10-year old Jordan and 5-year old Jeremiah Serieux were homicide.
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Centennial Commission members meet Thursday at the Windward Passage Hotel to discuss upcoming activities and events.

Centennial Activities Could Close With Forums on Self-Determination

A grant awarded by the U.S. Interior Department will allow forums on self-determination to be rolled into the end of this year’s Centennial activities, will wrap up on all three islands at the end of December.
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Tip Leads Police to One of Six Stolen Rental Cars

A quick response from local residents to ads posted on Facebook and broadcast over the radio helped local car rental owner Adrien Austin recover one of six vehicles stolen from his business Monday night.
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Maekiaphan Phillips, president of Opi’a Taino International, Inc., at the St. Thomas commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Sen. Myron Jackson's office)

St. Thomas Ceremony Commemorates World Indigenous People

Opi’a Taino International, a St. Thomas group promoting the interests of indigenous people, hosted the 'Fifth Annual Pow-Wow: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People,' Wednesday afternoon at their headquarters in Frydenhoj.
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Flooding in Watergut in 2014

Second Day of Power Outages

Power outages continued for a second day on St. Thomas, St. John and Hassel Island, in the wake of heavy thunderstorms Tuesday.
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Mapp Replaces Public Works Commissioner Gustav James

Public Works Commissioner Gustav James has resigned and Gov. Kenneth Mapp has named Nelson Petty Jr. acting commissioner as of 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, according to Government House.
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